Redditch (RDC)

Redditch is the Southern terminus of the Cross-City Line in Worcestershire (the other end of the line being Lichfield Trent Valley). It is one of two stations on the Cross-City Line branch from Barnt Green (the other being Alvechurch).
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Type: National Rail (Cross-City Line)
Station code: RDC
Opened: 1859
Platforms: 1

The station was opened in 1859 by the Midland Railway at the end of a new branch line from the Birmingham & Gloucester Line at Barnt Green. At a later date the Evesham & Redditch Railway built a line South from Redditch via Evesham to Ashchurch. This line was closed to passengers in 1962 and closed completely two years later. The line from Barnt Green was also nearly a victim of the Beeching cuts but survived thanks to a local campaign. Services were greatly improved when the Cross-City Line was inaugurated in the late 1970s with more regular services to Birmingham.

The station was moved in 1992 to make space for a new bus station and shopping centre, this was done as part of the Cross-City Line's electrification upgrade. Redditch is the only station on the Cross-City Line to have a single platform though does have a booking office and waiting room.
Station building

Looking down the line

Station shelter

General view of the station

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